Norm Green, Hall-of-Fame Super Stock Competitor, Has Passed
We regret to report the passing on Wednesday, January 4 of Norman M. Green, 82, of Marion, Iowa. Mr. Green, previously of Whiteland, Indiana, competed alongside his neighbor Al Koch and John Lancaster as the Quad Squad, so named because their Allis-Chalmers were the first to be fitted with four turbochargers in three pressure stages for regular competition in the 7,000-, 9,000-, and 12,000-lb. classes.
From the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s, Mr. Green additionally served the NTPA as both a delegate to the full board and a director on the Executive Board. It marked a period of explosive growth of the motorsport and of the Association's maturation into a federation of more than two dozen member states. All three members of the Squad were voted Mechanics of the Year at different times, with Mr. Green's turn coming in 1980.
Mr. Green's own "Deereslayer" D21 was the first to undergo the four-charger experiment in late 1977 and debuted at Terre Haute, Indiana with 200 lbs. of boost pressure. Mr. Green, Mr. Koch, and Mr. Lancaster were appropriately inducted together into the Pulling Hall of Fame in 2013. As a tribute to one of the sport's great innovators and devoted representatives, we have linked to their induction profile and invite you to read more about Mr. Green.
A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Green's family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Reserve of Timber's Edge Clubhouse, 880 Ravenwood Drive, Greenwood, Indiana, 46142. His full obituary may be found here, where memories may be shared.
Our sympathy rests with Mr. Green's children and stepchildren and the entire Green family.